Professor James D Chalmers is Asthma and Lung UK Chair of Respiratory Research at the University of Dundee and a Consultant Respiratory Physician. His clinical and research interests are in difficult respiratory infections, particularly bronchiectasis, COPD and COVID-19. His research group is particularly focused on novel non-antibiotic approaches to treating chronic lung inflammation, and he leads several international trials of novel therapeutics. He is chair of the Science and Research Committee of the British Thoracic Society and is Chief editor of the European Respiratory Journal. He has chaired multiple international guidelines and is current chair of the European Bronchiectasis Registry.